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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:30 am 
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DS has now made his choices and now I spend my time waiting and worrying about whether or not he gets his choices :lol:

Core subjects are

Eng Lit
Eng Lang
Maths
Statistics
PR(half gcse)
French
Physics
Chemistry
Biology

Then hopefully:
History
Ancient History
Computing

So that will be 11 1/2 GCSE's. I'm kinda hoping he's not put into either set 1 or 2 for maths or he'd be taking on another GCSE or As module when they are already taking two gcse's in maths anyway, the workload as it is is already plenty :shock:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:35 am 
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We don't have our options meeting until next month and guess what the options evening is the same evening as DS2's last parents' evening - both DH and I need to go to both meetings so I can see us hairing down the bypass and arriving at the options evening in a fraught state of mind.

Pretty sure DS1 is heading for the core subjects plus German, History and Geography but he may yet surprise us but I think we can safely discount Art and Music before we even get the listings :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:26 pm 
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I feel it's not necessary to take so many, but seems to be the norm where DS is:
English Language
English Literature
Maths
Statistics
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
RE (they need to take the course, exam optional)

Then he's chosen (after major consultation ie zero :lol:) :
French
Music
History
Computing

I've no idea whether these are good, bad or indifferent, but they're the subjects in which he's most interested which sounds good to me. I was initially concerned that he was dropping Latin, but presumably still having French keeps his options open languages wise?
Doodles, our own options' evening isn't for another few weeks, but DS plopped down the booklet and calmly informed me of what he wants to do! :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:33 pm 
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English x2
maths
science x3
history
French
Spanish
RS (short)
drama

10.5 (could be worse, having seen OMIH's list)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:36 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:09 pm 
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The numbers some schools make them take now is huge. I guess it keeps their options open but now they are terminal exam the amount they will sit at once is concerning. My Ds (year 10 but to make you feel better about your numbers) is taking:

Eng Lit
Eng Lang
Maths
Statistics
French
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
ICT

Options:
Latin
Geography
Music
Astronomy

Total 13 :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:26 pm 
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:shock: I hope he's OK with them Minesatea? Perhaps they're easier than when we took them where anything over 8-9 was unheard of (at my grammar school anyway! :lol: )

Surely 8-9 A*s is quite sufficient?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:52 pm 
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I think they may start to reduce numbers over the next few years. DS has unil March 8th to decide but has 3 options once he has chosen triple science (which he will). Will be 3 of geography, Spanish, PE, computer science or business studies. Anyone got any views on these?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:56 pm 
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DCs doing:

CORE SUBJECTS

English Language
English Literature
Maths
Triple Science (physics, biology & chemistry)
PSHE (includes citizenship, RE)
PE

OPTION CHOICES

German
Geography
Art & Design

OTHER (hopefully)

History
Create & Design (short option)

Seeing it listed down looks very daunting :shock:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:20 pm 
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Just wondering what school year your DC are when they have to choose. My DS is in year 8 and will have to choose soon.......seems a bit early as he only started GS last year!


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